Story: Russians, Ukrainians and Baltic peoples

A Russian Orthodox baptism

A Russian Orthodox baptism

By the end of the 20th century, the Russian community in Auckland was large enough to support a Russian Orthodox church and priest. Baptising children into the faith was seen by many parents as a way of ensuring their children would maintain links with Russian culture.

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John Wilson, 'Russians, Ukrainians and Baltic peoples - Russians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/782/a-russian-orthodox-baptism (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015